From Furness to Liverpool, and from the Wyre estuary to Manchester and Warrington - civil war actions, battles, sieges and skirmishes took place in virtually every corner of Lancashire. Presenting the history of the Lancashire civil wars, this work explains the events which our ancestors witnessed in the cause either of king or parliament.
A narrative of the civil war period in Lancashire, including the sieges of Lathom House, the 'massacre' at Bolton, the Battle of Preston and many other nationally important military engagements within the county.
The untold story of Joannes Wyllie, one of the most successful blockade runners of the American Civil War. Features his life of adventure and action; he was once declared dead, survived shipwrecks and shark attack, and successfully commanded ships across the globe
These are people who have gone on to leave an important but often hidden trace in the moral and cultural life of Britain and beyond. The story of the Second World War is usually told in tales of bravery in battle, or stoicism on the home front, as the British public stood together against the Nazi threat.
British technological ambition in the 1950s and 1960s - the Golden Age of British Aviation. Cold War fears and Cold War politics - Cuban missiles, Gary Powers and Jack Profumo. What were the TSR2 and Chevaline? Why was one cancelled and the other developed?
O'Keeffe reveals the unexpected consequences of the rising - mapping the Scottish Highlands to aid military subjugation would eventually lead to the foundation of the Ordnance Survey - and traces the later careers of the battle's protagonists: the Duke of Cumberland's transformation from idolised national hero to discredited 'butcher';
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